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Permits

99 permits and applications found
Search for a new or old permit by address, application number or IVR number. Find permit information on Portland Maps.
Find a property's plumbing permit history and most building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing code appeals heard prior to September 2003. Search plumbing permit records online.

Search Permit History

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Look up the entire permit history for any building in Portland. Find information about permitted work that has been done on a building. Enter a building address on the Portland Maps website to review the permit history.
Find a property's plumbing permit history and most building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing code appeals heard after September 2003.
Learn about septic decommissioning permits and inspections for septic tanks, cesspools and seepage pits that were abandoned or are no longer in use. You need these permits when connecting to a public sanitary sewer from an active septic system, and often for demolitions permits or building permits.
Learn about applying for a septic permits - new construction septic permits, alteration septic permits and repair septic permits in Multnomah County. Get the application, other septic permits forms and information about sewage permits, septic system permits and sewage disposal permits.
Learn about applying for accessory short-term rental (ASTR) Type A permits for 1-2 BRs. Get an application for a new or renewal rental unit permit for vacation rentals, mother-in-law apartments, renting out part of your home, renting out a bedroom and basement units.
Learn about accessory short-term rental (ASTR) permits when you have 3-5 bedrooms to rent out. Get all required forms for ASTR Type B permits for rental units, vacation rentals, mother-in-law apartments, renting out part of your home, renting out a bedroom and basement units.
Learn about accessory short-term rental (ASTR) permits in existing homes. Find out if bedrooms are up to code, if rental rooms are permitted and if bedrooms or basement units are legal. Read historical code requirements for windows in short-term apartments.
Apply for sign permits and awning permits. Get the sign permit application and all the forms you need for a completed application for signs, awnings, sidewalk a-board signs, sandwich board signs, a-frame signs, sidewalk signs, temporary signs and permits for banners.
Find out how to get a simple bathroom permit in the City of Portland. Get a bathroom permit without drawing plans. Learn more about how to apply and start a simple bathroom permit application.
Apply for a site development permit. You need a site development permit for clearing, grading, groundwork for new subdivisions, landslide repair, private streets and tree cutting. Learn more about site development permits, what you need for a completed application, get forms and apply online.

Solar Permits

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This webpage has information on how to get a solar permit, applicable rules, solar permit application forms and permitting fees. Get the checklist and submittal requirements for prescriptive installations of solar photovoltaic and solar water heating systems and more applications for solar permits.
Read about stairs remodel permit requirements in the City of Portland and when you need a permit for a stairway. Get the building permit application. Read about building permits and spiral stairs, new stairs projects, winder stairs, handrails, guardrails permits and more. Also called Brochure #8.
Learn more about structural design requirements for solar installations in the City of Portland.

Tree Reviews

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The purpose of a tree review is to provide a process to evaluate whether mitigation proposed for tree removal is both appropriate and adequate, considering the purpose of the regulations that limit removal. Get the land use review application and the early assistance application online.
The City of Portland administers the Portland Zoning Code for specific areas of Unincorporated Multnomah County. Get required forms like the application for land use reviews and the early assistance application.
Find out if you can pay for a permit or plan review application online, by email or in person. Where to apply depends on the permit type. Learn where to send a specific type of permit application request and where to purchase a permit.
Get a zoning permit from the City of Portland. Find all of the required forms for a zoning permit. Learn more about when a zoning permit is required, when a zoning permit isn't required and how to get started with a zoning permit application.